March 28, 2002

INTERESTING TO JUXTAPOSE THESE TWO STORIES :

France Warns It Opposes Death Penalty in Terror Trial (PHILIP SHENON and NEIL A. LEWIS, March 28, 2002, NY Times)
The French government has warned the United States that it might end its cooperation in the investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui, a French citizen who is the only person charged so far in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, if the United States seeks the death penalty in the case, American officials said today.

French Mass Murderer Leaps to Death From Cell (Reuters, 3/28/02)

Richard Durn, held by police for shooting dead eight councilors in a Paris suburb, committed suicide on Thursday by leaping from a window while in custody, French police said.

He jumped to his death from a window in the main police detention center on the Ile de la Cite, the island in the center of Paris, where he had been taken for questioning before he was due to face a judge on Thursday afternoon.


Heck, if the French are willing to heave Moussaoui out a window, we'll just deport him. While they're at it, they can have Mumia Abu-Jamal too.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 28, 2002 10:45 AM
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